Rescue crews suspend search for boat off Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The U.S. Coast Guard received a distress call Monday afternoon from a boat in the area of the James River and Elizabeth River, according to spokesman Petty Officer Joshua Canup.

The call came in around 1:40 p.m. in the vicinity of Newport News.

A Coast Guard helicopter from Elizabeth City, a Navy helicopter from Chambers Field and a VMRC marine unit responded to aid in the search for the vessel. They were unable to locate it; the Coast Guard confirmed the search was called off around 3:15 p.m.

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